Things To See & Do...
If you want to see what's around East Gippsland whilst you're staying with us, well there's plenty to keep you busy! We can assist you in arranging activities and outings from the Park, and guide you in the right direction with our local knowledge. This is also a great location for those who love to Windsurf...see WindHounds review here.
Hire a boat or take a tour
Take a day trip out in the lakes, see the Paynesville canals or visit the 90 mile beach at Ocean Grange. Bulls Cruisers have everything from kayaks to large cruise boats. Gippsland Lakes Charter Service in Paynesville can take you on tours to some stunning places.
See the Silt Jetties
Travel by foot or on wheels along the second largest silt jetties in the world - where the Mitchell River has extended itself over millions of years. Home to a large variety of bird life, and favourite fishing spots along its 8km length, stretching out into Lake King. Walking/riding distance from the Park. You can cruise through it and continue through to Bairnsdale.
Food, Wine & Beer
Nicholson River Winery
Bullant Brewery, Bruthen
Wyanga Park Winery
Lightfoot & Sons Winery
Mount Markey Winery
Tambo Estate Winery
There is an abundance of fishing spots among the lakes - from the silt jetties into the Mitchell River, there are also the Tambo and Nicholson Rivers nearby. Bunga Arm and Duck Arm are favourites, or try over at the 90 mile beach for Gummy shark. Even from the jetties at the front of the Park! See current fishing report link:
Bairnsdale Fun Park is packed with activities suitable for the whole family - mini-golf, Go-karts, merry-go-round and a bungee trampoline just to name a few!
Ferry ride to Raymond Island
The ferry travels regularly from Paynesville's town centre. Walk or cycle around the island's perimeter, take the Koala Trail and spot the resident koalas and other wildlife.
Visit Buchan Caves
An underground wonderland of spectacular ancient limestone formations. Just over an hour's drive inland. A good day trip for a rainy day!
Paynesville market in Gilsenan Reserve is on the second Sunday of every month. There are other markets in East Gippsland on every weekend. Visit www.discovereastgippsland.com.au/events
Eat in style...
There are a range of cafe's and eateries in Paynesville's town centre - arrive for coffee or lunch by road or by water!